Gyms have finally re-opened and it’s time to smash your fitness goals. If, like us, you’ve been counting down the days until you can lift a barbell over your head, you’ll be looking for ways to support your body as much as possible. After all, it’s a huge change to the training you’ve been doing over the past few months.
Besides progressive overload, the best way to gain muscle is with a high-protein diet. Not only will this help your body repair damage and recover quicker, it also keeps you full for longer. Perfect if your trying to lose weight too!
We’ve put together a selection of high-protein snacks,great post-workout or for a much-needed afternoon boost. Even better? They won’t stop you meeting your macros.
Loaded rice cakes
Quick, easy and absolutely delicious. You can have rice cakes with almost anything, and as they’re low in calories, pile on the toppings! If you have a sweet tooth, try using our peanut butter and sliced banana before sprinkling with chia seeds.
If savoury is more your thing, top with smashed avocado, rocket and tinned tuna. It’s the ideal balance of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates, even able to be enjoyed as a light lunch!
High Protein Crispies
This go-to post-workout snack keeps you full and tastes just like a treat! Keep one in your gym bag in case you’re in a rush and need of a re-fuel. Gluten free, high in protein and Low in sugar – what’s not to love?!
Greek yogurt bowl
Is there anything nicer on a summer day than a big pile of fruity goodness? Fill a bowl with mixed berries, Greek yogurt and a big drizzle of our Cherry #NotGuilty Zero Calorie Sugar Free Syrup for the ultimate sweet snack.
Nut butter boats
Perfect for kids and adults alike! Simply fill some celery with our crunchy 100% Pure Peanut Butter, raisins and almonds for nutty delight – packed full of protein. They make a great activity to do with children, but be warned, you’ll find yourself eating a fair few!
This classic drink is delicious and nutritious at the same time. Simply blend our Chocolate Heaven Flavour Gourmet Drops with ice and skimmed milk for a low fat, protein snack. To really pack a punch, add a scoop of chocolate protein powder for extra gains.
With April being Stress Awareness Month, we understand that there is not a more stressful job than being a parent - especially a busy one! We've created a list of recipes - from breakfasts and snacks, to lunch and dinners that we've previously created to give you a helping hand in the kitchen. We've also enlisted the help of Stef, who has shared her handy recipes too!